Windows networking links (e.g.: \\computername\share) are not supported. "dance" and my computer are on the same lan so it should work. in ie6 it does anyway. greets thijs
It works, but there're bugs. Try file://///dance/dir as initial dir doesn't work (known bug)
Thijs, where are you putting this Windows Networking path, exactly?
oh, and this is file networking
dup of bug 120957?
i think i see the problem now. in the html-source, there's this link: <a class="hit" href="\\22.214.171.124\FILMS\Friends">blabla</a> but when i move my mousepointer over the link in mozilla, i see the following text in the statusbar: http://dance/\\126.96.36.199\FILMS\Friends , which is obviously not the right path. mozilla seems not to "understand" that this is an ABSOLUTE path, and not relative! and of course windows networking has nothing to do with the http protocol either.
Ah, I see. The problem is the use of invalid "\" characters in a url. We do not support that, iirc (except in the URLbar). Over to darin for confirmation.
yup, we cannot support that broken URL syntax without breaking other valid URLs. -> tech evangelism
confirmed, don't use \ in links, that is just a normal char not a path delimiter. The correct link should look like: <a class="hit" href="file://///188.8.131.52/FILMS/Friends">blabla</a> However this link may still be blocked if you access it through http because it would count as a security violation. If you access it over the file protocol it should work, modulo the problems we have with UNC paths.
-> euro w
tech evang june 2003 reorg
June 2003 : prioritizing Dutch Tech evangs
links have changed, WFM
that would be fixed then...